G Baskaran is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, where he recently founded the Quantum Science Centre. He has made important contributions to the field of strongly correlated quantum matter. His primary research focus is novel emergent quantum phenomena in matter, including biological ones. He is well known for his contributions to the theory of high temeperature superconductivity and for discovering emergent gauge fields in strongly correlated electron systems. He predicted pwave superconductivity in Sr2RuO4, a system believed to support Majorana fermion mode, which is a popular qubit for topological quantum computation. In recent work, he predicted room temperature superconductivity in optimally doped graphene. From 1976 to 2006, Dr. Baskaran contributed substantially to the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He is a past recipient of the S. S. Bhatnagar Award from the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (1990), the Alfred Kasler ICTP Prize (1983), Fellowships of the Indian Academy of Sciences (1988), the Indian National Science Academy (1991) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (2008), and the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2008).
Past PI Talks:
A list of talks by Prof. Baskaran can be found here.
Talks by Baskaran Ganapathy

Quantum Matter Lecture (230403)
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai
PIRSA:23040006 
Abdus Salam and ICTP
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

More is Different in the Quantum World, in its Own Way
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Baby Skyrmion Superconductivity in a doped Antiferromagnet K2Fe4S5
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Superradiant Superconductivity
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Warm Superconductors
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Emergent Gauge Fields and their Condensation in Quantum Spin Liquids
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Silicene  a Wonder Electron Carpet
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Emergent Fermionic Strings in Bosonic He4 Crystal
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Unconventional Magnetism and Superconductivity in 3 Dimensional Doped Mott Insulators
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

Low Spin State Mott Insulators and Emergence of novel Quantum Spin Liquids
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai

PSI 2015/2016  Statistical Mechanics  Lecture 14
Baskaran Ganapathy The Institute of Mathematical Sciences  Chennai